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St. Paul Park police brief: Man tells officer he'll fight before being taken to detox

Police ticketed a Cottage Grove man who said police would have to fight him before he’d be arrested following an incident outside a bar.

According to the report, a police officer saw a man and a Richmond, Minn., woman stumble to an area in the 200 block of Broadway Avenue in St. Paul Park at about 1:30 a.m. Nov. 3. Both had their pants down when police approached.

The man and woman, who were intoxicated, said they had been kicked out of Park Place Bar and other people on their party bus could not find someone to take them home. Police were going to transport them to detox when the man said an officer would have to fight him, according to the report.

Both were transported to a Hastings detox facility and were cited for disorderly conduct.

—Scott Wente